Here it is! The weekly wrap up of Disney news and rumors, fun stuff, and other cool things that sparked our interest in the last week:
In Case You Missed It – Disney News and Rumors
So, last week we shared the story of retired Marine Ernie Napper, who helps conduct the Flag Ceremony at Disneyland. Well, this week, because so many people were like me and got a lot choked up about the first article, another fantastic article came out in the Los Angeles Daily News celebrating this incredible man. On Veteran’s Day, an outpouring of love came to Disneyland to see and honor this heroic individual, sharing stories and thanking him in person. This is another tearjerker piece that you have to read!
Did you know that nearly every President of the United States since Harry Truman (minus Lyndon Johnson) has had some sort of interaction with Mickey Mouse? This Parade article discusses The Big Cheese and some of his presidential experiences.
Speaking of Mickey…he celebrated his 85th birthday this week. “Steamboat Willie” debuted November 18, 1928. To honor the most famous Mouse in the world, Yahoo! Movies came up with 85 Things to Thank This 85 Year Old Icon For. Some are sincere (like Walt Disney), some are interesting (did you know Saved By The Bell was originally on The Disney Channel?), and some are a little out there (like Don Draper’s marriage to Megan on Mad Men). Happy Birthday, Mickey!
Did you also know it was 50 years ago this week that Walt and his crew stumbled upon the Orlando area? In this fantastic article from the Orlando Sentinel’s Daily Disney column, we get a bit of a history lesson on how this stretch of nothing grew into one of the biggest vacation capitols in the world!
I better start playing the lottery, because that’s what it would take for me to be able to afford a home in the residential gated community that’s currently being built on Walt Disney World property called Golden Oak. This post from the Huffington Post, Where Disney-Obsessed Millionaires Can Live Out Their Mickey Fantasies Without Judgment has some great photos as well as video about what some of these incredible homes look like. Trust me, this is about as close as I’ll ever get to being inside one, but a girl can dream, can’t she?
Next door to Golden Oak is the Four Seasons Orlando at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Four Seasons released a video this week previewing the property. As huge fans of the Four Seasons, we’re looking forward to being able to review the newest on-property hotel when it opens next year.
Are you going to see Frozen next week? (I hope to!) If you are, you may want to take a look at this article and video from Disney Blogs about how to make yourself look like Anna. Learn tips about how to best do your makeup, what you should wear, and how to perfect your hair. How much fun would it be to go dressed like Anna to the theater?
In a serious note, this week, we lost the last of the true remaining direct links to Walt Disney. The untimely passing of Diane Disney Miller is a monumental loss. This week, on AllEars.net, Disney Historian Jim Korkis shares a lovely tribute to this incredible woman. Personally, I just want to thank her for being such an inspiration to her father. And for being gracious enough to share him with all of us. Our thoughts go out to the Disney and the Miller families.
In Case We Missed It
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